Doing a Cain's arcade project where they made an arcade out of found objects and invited the school and parents to come play. The whole class was so excited! Georgia made a mini golf game out of cardboard.
Well, that was a surprise! We woke up to 2 inches of wet gorgeous infuriating snow. I was annoyed but the girls were really angry. Dropping them off at school Georgia and I saw a beautiful flock of cedar waxwings on an ornamental fruit tree in the front of the school. Such sweet beautiful birds. I've read about them being seen passing the fruit down the line to the next bird in a very polite manner and they sometimes get tipsy and flop out of trees after eating fermented fruit. I'm a big fan of them, but I haven't seen them in a few years.
They look like yellow cardinals with a
little face mask.
The daffodils are still getting ready to bloom and the plum tree looks similar to when it is in bloom! Soon, it will be petals, not snow.
The street sweeper has come!! That is always a big day here because we live on a steep hill and get a ton of sand dropped every winter, which makes biking and even walking a bit tricky. Hooray for the street sweeper. We have to make sure to rake/sweep our lawn of sand, shoving it into the road like everyone else, before the sweeper comes. This year Lily spotted the rented yellow sweeper moving slowly on a neighboring street on the way home from school and ran in the door saying, "The street sweeper is coming!" then ran outside to sweep. What a gal!
The boat launch is flooded more than I've ever seen. It's a little creepy to see water where there is usually dry land. Lily got out of car and I yelled, "Don't touch the water!" fearing it would just wash up and grab her or even come swirl up around our car, which didn't really make sense in this situation, but is probably a sensible fear, really..
The Lady's Mantle is emerging like a fan from the earth.
A tiny lungwort flower near the frog swamp and a pair of mating frogs. I tried to be scientific and tell georgia what was going on but she was utterly convinced it was a Mama and a baby and my words did not change that. I could hear Georgia's squeaks of glee when she spotted all the frogs. Now. Spring. Is. Here. Hoo. Fricken. Yay!